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of los angeles, followed by past democratic convention speeches, starting with hillary clinton in 1996, and john edwards, from 2004, in boston. >> joining us this week on "newsmakers," the mayor of los angeles. he is the president of the democratic national convention this year. we are here in tampa with major garrett and peter nicholas. the mayor is in our washington studio. before we leave tampa, let's start there. what is your impression of the republican convention this year? >> thank you for having me, by the way. it is good to be with the three of you. i thought that the madison avenue advertising executives they brought in to recast governor romney did a fairly good job of making him warmer and fuzzier. aha i think that they also did a good job of talking in generalities. if you listened, governor romney asked to listen to a speech and there was not there. not a lot to talk about ending medicare as we know it, turning it into a coupon program. they did not talk very much about the tax cut. $5 trillion that will just extend the deficit, along with the ryan budget, 29 years before
she was 22. very early 20's. she met my dad and los angeles. they got married and had made. my father passed away a couple is ago. my mother is still in los angeles. host: let's go back to the documentary. this section is oil for food programs. >> i do not know what i am missing. why was a stop not put to it when they saw there was corruption? >> we were talking about a mismanaged operation. they were not on speaking terms. when issues came up, it is used that there was a kickback mechanism, it would be easy for these things to get stuck in the system. >> i have little to no doubt the failure to move aggressively to clean up the program was because there was enough money so the cleanup never occurred. >> any resignations? >> i do not think anyone will resign. >> they think it is time for someone to step down? >> no. >> and no one has gone to jail. no one has been fired for the biggest scam in the history of humanitarian relief. >> why would anybody resign? host: who is the gentleman you were first talking to? guest: he was one of the first whistle-blowers on the food program. he worke
. host: where were you born? guest: los angeles. host: how long have you been in new york city? guest: i think 17 years. host: where did you go to college? guest: usc, university of southern california. host: when did mom come from israeli? i assume she's an israeli citizen and you are too. guest: technically. in fact i'm supposed to travel on an israeli passport but i don't have one. so my mom moved to the united states, i believe, when she was 22, or very early 20s. met my dad in los angeles, got married, had me. host: are they still out there? guest: my father passed away a couple of years ago, my mother is in los angeles, although we're trying desperately to get her to move to new york. hose host let's go back to the documentary, this is the oil-for-food program scandal. let's watch. >> i don't want to miss it here. why was a stop not put to it when they immediately saw corruption and it had the opposite effect they intended to do. >> we're talking about the mountain of the operation, our senior managers were not on speaking terms with each other so when issues like that came up, iss
. when i was visiting the planned parenthood affiliate in los angeles, it happened to be a day when they were providing abortions. now the doctor in charge of the clinic whispered to me, as we toured, that, of course, friday's was the day that they offered vasectomies. i had to ask her if they ever encountered people outside the clinic trying to stop men from entering. [laughter] it gives you something to think about. [applause] one in five women in america use or have used planned parenthood services, much to the benefit of men also appeared but all of the country, conservative politicians try to outdo each other in calling for the destruction of planned parenthood. do they really have no concern for the millions of women who rely on planned parenthood for basic health care and, yes, contraception is a basic health care. it is essential to the health of women and the well-being of their families. if a woman cannot control her reproductive choices, she cannot control her life. every single republican in the house of representatives has voted to amend -- to amend title 10 family plan
campaigned across california today with stops in san francisco, san diego and los angeles there been he travels to denver. and a little later on this evening, at about 40 minutes from now, firstly michelle obama will address the congressional black caucus foundation in their awards dinner. it is held each year as part of their annual legislation conference to honor african- americans who have made significant contributions. that is at 7:30 p.m. eastern time. in less than two weeks, the presidential candidates meet for the first time in the first of three debates. the first one is wednesday, october 3 from the university of denver. you can see that live on c-span, c-span raider, and online at c- span.org. another rally this week in milwaukee, mitt romney spoke. ♪ i was born free >> good afternoon. good afternoon. isn't it great to be on this market campus? [applause] i am a proud mother of a freshman student here on campus and, when i get a chance to see my son or talk to him, i most appreciated. thank you, matt. thank you for coming out. scott and i are asked all the time why we do wh
will show you "newsmakers," where we have los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. he talks about how the democrats' convention will differ from the republicans and areas where he thinks republicans fall short -- like on immigration and the future of medicare. that is tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> as c-span covers the republican and democratic party conventions this year, here's what some viewers have had to say that the candidates -- >> i thought governor romney had to do two things in his speech tonight. explain why obama deserves not to be reelected, and the other is explain why he, governor romney, deserves to be reelected, as well as giving some idea of the roots of his values. sort of an introduction to america at large, and i think he largely did a good job. >> i thought the speech honestly was a fairly good speech. it did reintroduce romney to the american public. however, it did not change my mind. i will still vote for president obama. >> i watched the whole convention. i am extremely impressed. i was undecided. now i am decided. i am 100% and from the --
. speakers include steve kerrigan, anthony fox, and the los angeles mayor and chair of the convention, antonio villaraigosa. this is about 40 minutes. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to charlotte. we are desultory -- we are excited to get things kicked off. last week, governor romney and congressman ryan had the opportunity to let off a division. the questions most americans are focused on. they failed, given that opportunity. we look forward to having this conversation this week about where we were 2008, where we have come, and how we have built the economy for the middle class out to restore economic security for the middle class. with me this morning are the -- is the ceo of the democratic convention, steve kerrigan. mayor fox. charlotte. our convention share. mayor villaraigosa and the dnc secretary. between that group which should be able to answer, if not all, many of your questions. if with that, i will turn it over to steve kerrigan. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. as ben said, in the ceo of the democratic national convention committee. on behalf of our team, i w
guest for you, antonio villaraigosa, mayor of los angeles, a former union organizer, former speaker of the california assembly, and the first hispanic mayor of los angeles since 1872. he is the chairman of the democratic national convention. thank you for joining us. good to see you. need a microphone. yes. i apologize -- >> i apologize for being late. the first lady had a rough time getting into the place, so we were a little late. >> we have talked a lot about immigration, but as mayor you have had a focus on education. 47% of americans under 18 are now non-white. are we on track to provide those young african-americans, hispanics, other minority kids the tools and skills they need to move into the middle class? >> absolutely not. let me refer to a friend, tom friedman, when he writes that the world is flat and we are not competing, he is talking about our kids a good of princeton, yale, ucla, stanford -- we are not competing in math and science around the world. when you talk about kids that are poor, you are talking about an achievement gap where these people are not competing w
welcome the 2012 national chair of the democratic national convention, los angeles mayor, antonio r. villaraigosa. >> the third section of the 36 quadrennial national convention of the democratic party will now come to order. [applause] a fewt gavel times in my life. please stand for the indication by gabriel salguero. >> let us pray. almighty, god, we have come to this place mindful of our absolute need to view. we confess that america has always needed your guidance, your strength, and your protection. lord, we acknowledge that we need your direction so as not to stray too far from the shores of your purposes. as he walked into the autumn of elections, we pray that we would continue to guide this great nation. republicans, independents, and democrats, never to tire in the work of justice and mercy. we should always helped the most vulnerable around us -- the child, the widow, the orphan, and a stranger. give us the courage to face the giants that threaten our life together and help us to force the future of our democracy from the better angels of our nature. lord, we know we still
conventions. first, john f. kennedy in 1960 from los angeles, followed by president lyndon johnson in 1964 from atlantic city. then bill clinton in 1992 in new york city. later, harry truman in 1948 from philadelphia. >> now, john f. kennedy accepting the nomination for president at the 1960 democratic convention. the massachusetts senator won the nomination on the first ballot, competing against the senate's majority leader, lyndon johnson, and former nominee, adlai
at an ohio rally and the 1972 democratic convention. on newsmakers, the los angeles mayor, the chairman of the democratic national convention. he previews the convention that begins tuesday in charlotte, north carolina and talks about campaign issues. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> i can only surmise, you know, there are a lot of cheap -- a lot of cages. >> i grabbed my cameraman and try to be important. >> i finagle my way onto one of the buses. the security council people seem pretty up sites. -- pretty uptight. are we the only ones here? the 99 bottles of beer on wall 99 bottles of beer ♪ come on, nobody? >> the french at the beginning of the crisis and here, we have --se belligerents fighters, >> it sounds to me like he is dodging the question. i walked out of my apartment in upper west side manhattan. nice place to live. i came out and i was greeted by a man who was very nicely dressed. in a well-made suit. waiting for me outside my apartment and he says "are you ami horowitz?" my spider since started tingling and i say yes. and he asked me if this movie
they have antonio villaraigosa, the mayor of los angeles, and chairman of the democratic national convention. he is the newsmaker this morning at the politico play book breakfast. that is due to start about 8:30 a.m. a couple of e-mails we've received on the question we're asking this morning of president obama's '08 supporters, i will be voting for president obama again, just because i like him, it has nothing to do with party, it is because is he as aligned himself with compassionon and i think he calls the world just a bit. another e-mail was bob, is bob from venice, florida, i went with obama four years ago as an independent and will do so again. the alternative is a pair of candidates who are building their campaign on a foundation of lies and distorted information. next call comes from armondo in bar harbor maine. are you sticking with the president in 2012? >> you know i'm not. i am desperately hopeing -- >> [inaudible] >> i think that when he started the term focusing on health care, i thought that was important, something that would help, business, right? if you think about the burd
on a service mission for her church in los angeles from 1994-1996. she married matt in december of 1996 in salt lake city. she worked in advertising in boston agencies before becoming a mother. she has four children. she has lived in boston and seattle since being married. currently they are living in san diego, california. she endures photography, reading, exercising, cooking in her free time. please help me welcome laurie romney. [applause] >> i action graduated from college in 1994 -- actually graduated from college in 1994. [laughter] thank you for the introduction. it was a really nice. am laurie romney and i married to mitt romney's second son, matt. i am grateful that you are here. thank you for coming. this really is an important cause. that is why we are all here. the reason i am excited to be here -- i am not a professional speaker, so please excuse me if i am not as articulate as some -- but i feel that i have personal insight and stories to share about mitt that can help you develop a real feeling for how much he cares about women and how confidence he is and how hard people work fo
get for the senate. if you look at the trajectory of barack obama's life in 2000, in los angeles, he could not even get a credential to get inside the convention. he had to leave because his credit card was rejected. this year, he will accept the nomination for the second time as his party's nominee. >> it is interesting to watch, even as these parties are nominating a candidate or three nominating a candidate, everybody has an eye on for years from now. a lot of people with presidential aspirations are making a point going over and visiting the iowa delegation. these conventions are also about the future of the party. that was certainly in 2004 the speech that made a career. but at the time, barack obama was not on any one's radar. >> the mayor of los angeles has been just about everywhere, including this network. the governor of maryland not only delivering a speech in prime time, but performing with his caltech and. but we have not seen much from the mayor of -- the governor of new york. >> we have not and i don't know what his schedule was here. >> the other question about hillar
. julian castro and the los angeles mayor talked about issues impacting the hispanic community and increasing voter turnout among latinos. this is over one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome. my name is ron brownstein. also a political analyst for abc and admire and friend of univision. we're here to talk about the democratic party in tomorrow's america. i do not have to tell the people in this room that we're living through the most profound demographic change in the united states. the melting pot era at the turn of the 20th-century. the 2010 census was a postcard from the future. wider presented for fifth of america's population. by 2000, it was 69%. in 2010 as fallen to 53.7. hispanics constitute one in seven americans. the greatest changes among the young. 47% of americans under 18 are non-white. we have the sense that after 2040 we're on track to be a majority minority nation. in the underage teen population we will be majority minority as soon as a few years after 20 -- 2020. a majority of the newborns in the u.s. were non-white. this change is not only deepening diversi
american dream. it is the dream that brought my grandfather here from mexico to los angeles a century ago with no money, even less english, but an unshakable faith in the relationship between work and reward. it is the dream that allowed his grandson, the son of a single mom, to graduate from ucla. and, you know some people -- i got there on an affirmative- action program. some people would say i came in through the back door, but one thing is for sure -- i got out the front. [applause] that is the open, inclusive america we love. i went to work for farm workers and teachers. i went on to become the speaker of the california state assembly and now mayor of the city of los angeles. [applause] you know, i know how i got here -- i worked hard. i grew up in an america where hard work paid off. that is the promise of this great country. this week, we came to charlotte to restore that promise. while this convention ends tonight, our work is not done. in the days and weeks ahead, we will register more voters, knocked on more doors, get out more votes for this party and this president -- knock on
chamber of commerce in los angeles. tomorrow he is in new york city. wednesday he travels to florida. you can follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. this group is organized by the hart research associates. responding to what the undecided have to say. that is at 8:30 eastern, here on c-span. again, mitt romney speaking live to supporters in los angeles. that starts at 3:15 eastern. we will have it for you here on c-span. until then, a look at school nutrition programs in u.s.. host: every monday on "washington journal," we take a look at your money. taxpayer dollars and what programs they're going towards. today, looking at the federal school lunch program. our guest is jessica donze black, the kid's safe and healthy food director project for pew health and group. the national school lunch program in 2011 cost $11 billion. at lunch is served, 32 million per day. what is the school lunch program? guest: it is a federally funded program that makes lunches available to students all of the country on a daily basis. and actually started in the 1940's so it's been around a v
there in los angeles and san diego and i must tell you, california is in as bad shape as we all hear it is and i hope that those in california listening to the program today will take it upon themselves to get to work on that state. what a great place and it's a shame to see it in the financial shape it's in host: back to the phones, melvin on the line for republicans, you're on the phone with william beach of the heritage foundation. go ahead. caller: good morning gentlemen and thank you for bringing this problem to our attention. i agree with you, it's a terrible problem, dependency in this country. thank you very much. my question to you, sir, have you ever considered why this is really happening? is it because of our politicians? but isn't it related somehow to changing our economic system? it's become winner take all and the 99 percent versus the 1 percent. it's so difficult for a person to make a living today. have you ever factored in the coloration between this change in our system with your statistics? guest: thank you melvin, that's a great question and yes, we've thought a
continues to te apt our great cities, the last episode being this spring in los angeles. why is this still happening in america, and what would you do to end it? >> this is a relative question tonight. the first thing i would do is during political mpaigns, i would ufrj everyone to stop trying to split this country into fragments and appeal to the differences between us and wonder why the melting pot is broken into pieces on november 3rd. we are all in this together. we ought to love one another because united teams win and divided teams lo we ought to get along with one another. recognize we're l stuck together because nobody is going anywhere. let's get along and make it work. our diversity is a strength. we've turned it into a weakness. again, the white house is a pulp. whoever is in the white house, they should make it inexcusable and if anybody is in middle of a speech at one of these conventions, i would expect the candidate if he preachs hate becau tage we don't have time for it. our differences are our strengths. divided teams lose and united teams win. we have to pull together. if
and government, foundations and universities. asked the mayors who are here. los angeles is getting green and chicago is getting an infrastructure because republicans are working together to do it. they did not check their brains at the door. their purpose was to get something done. why is this true? why does cooperation work better? nobody is right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. [applause] everyone of us and everyone of them who is compelled to spend leading lives between those extremes, knowing we are never going to be right all the time and hopefully we are right more than twice a day. [laughter] unfortunately, the fraction that dominates the republican party does not see it that way. they think government is always right and compromise is weakness. in the last couple of elections they defeated two republican senators because they dared to cooperate on issues important to the country, even national security. they beat a republican congressman with almost 100 percent voting record because they said he realizes he did not have to hate the president to disagree wit
been a supreme court correspondent for the los angeles time since 1986. he has had an excellent vantage point from which to observe the actions and changes over three decades. he is author of the supreme court which covered the efforts of the first bush administrations. he ao writes a monthly column and offers regular legal commentary. david to is not a lawyer and you're up in the pittsburgh area. -- who grew up in the pittsburgh area. >> thank you. it is great to be here to talk about the upcoming supreme court term. we have already had one mystery solved. now we know why he wore this very fetching suits. but not think i have much of a shot at that. your state has to be visible from outer space. -- your suit has to be visible from outer space. here i was thinking i was somehow privileged to be asked the pre before the supreme court review this year. i was simply asked because i happen to be his girlfriend boss. it was a privilege to have a chance to write the preview with my colleague who clerked for the chief justice a four years ago. i commend that two years ago or did i commend that
mission for her church in los angeles from 1994-1996. she married matt in december of 1996 in salt lake city. she worked in advertising for boston agencies before becoming a mother. she has four children. she has lived in boston and seattle since being married. currently they are living in san diego, california. she enjoys photography reading, exercising, and cooking in her free time. please help me welcome laurie romney. [applause] >> i actually graduated from college in 1994, just in case you are wondering why i look so young. [laughter] thank you for the introduction. it was really nice. i'm laurie romney, and i am married to mitt romney's second son, matt. i am grateful that you are here. thank you for coming. this really is an important cause. that is why we are all here. the reason i am excited to be here -- i am not a professional speaker, so please excuse me if i am not as articulate as some -- but i feel that i have personal insight and stories to share about mitt that can help you develop a real feeling for how much he cares about women and how confident he is and how hard he
. and the extraordinary power, dear god, of your love. amen. >> rabbi, one of my face leaders and the city of los angeles and. ladies and gentlemen, -- one of my faith leaders from the city of los angeles. ladies and gentleman, all those in favor signify by saying aye. do i hear second? do i hear a second? all in favor, please say aye. all opposed, say nay. the ayes have it and the motion is carried. the convention will recess until 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> is a few minutes past 1:00 a.m. eastern time on thursday morning. the democrats have just finished the two of their convention. c-span is with it till the bitter end. the roll-call is always a tradition. in convention proceedings to read now we have a half an hour to get your reaction. on twitter, there has been a lot of commentary about president clinton opposes peace. our phone lines will be open. you can see the numbers on the bottom of the screen beneath me. we will also talk to a few delegates. the hall as clearing out pretty quickly. le
forward. please join me in welcoming the permanent chair of the convention, los angeles marmayor antonio villaraigosa. [cheers and applause] he is the 41st mayor of los angeles. he was first born on july 1, 2005 and reelected to a second term 2005. he served on the los angeles city council and in the california state assembly. he is also the former president of the u.s. conference of mayors. i can assure you that we did not plan to wear the same color tonight. it is now my pleasure to turn over the gavel to my friends in the permanent chair of the 46 the democratic national convention, mayor antonio villaraigosa. >> thank you. thank you. i love you. thank you for your leadership of this great party and your role in planning this convention. i am honored to serve as the chair of this historic 2012 dnc where we will renominate president obama and vice president joe biden. [cheers and applause] as i introduce the permit share of the 2012 convention, as i introduced the first official to ask a here, congressman steny hoyer to give remarks on behalf of the convention parliamentarians, thank y
, please welcome -- from los angeles, california. y[applause] >> some of you may remember that earlier this year republicans shut me out of my hearing on contraception. they did not hear from a single woman, even though they were debating an issue that affects nearly every woman. because it happened in congress, people notice, but it happens all the time. to many women are shut out of silence-- and silenced, so while i am honored to be at this podium, it could easily have been any one of you. i am here because i spoke out, and this system for each of us must speak out here again we have heard about two profoundly different futures that could await women in this country. and how one of those looks like an oensive, obsolete relic of our past. they are not imagined. the future could become real. in that america, your new president could become a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence of private citizens and on which hate, a man who will not stand up to those slurs or any of the victim did not voices in his own party. it would be an america in which you have a vice preside
like the los angeles times. he has produced cartoons for the l.a. weekly since 1992. he creates cartoons in english and spanish for some tickets. he cohoes a satirical talk show, and he is at a torrid and -- editor in chief of a web site. next to him is steve kelley. his editorial cartoons are distributed to newspapers nationwide by some tickets. he is also the, creator of the national syndicated comic strip. he was a veteran stand up comedian and has appeared several times on the tonight show. scott stantis works for the chicago tribune. his work is syndicated to over 180 newspapers. he is also the creator of the cartoon prickly city that appears here in our hometown washington post. please welcome the panelists today. [applause] >> i have been a free lancer for ever. i have never been a staff cartoonist even when i was with l.a. weekly. i was there 17 years as a freelancer sending my cartoons and. it taught me how to manage my own career as far as being self sustaining, on the broke cartoonist trying to raise a family. -- nonbroke cartoonist trying to raise a family. i have a
at the politics of a city like los angeles, identity is strong. it is a localized phenomenon. stagnation will further deepen those things. one in the difficulties is that republicans really need upward mobility in order to make this and move away from the idea that it is a single issue consistency. another thing about taxes that i mentioned is that this is why i keep thinking about this. i take your point about primaries. tax is a pretty big issue. if you're looking for a candidate who does well, very big constituency. romney is not strongly over performing. you think a tax cut message might resonate. the politics have changed considerably. there are many conservative folks who have talked about the idea and some of calling for marginal tax cuts, why don't you call for a dramatic expansion of the child-care tax credit th. >> some say it barack obama represented the gary hart vote as well as jesse jackson. will you ever have a republican primary candidate who can unite those sensibilities as well? the problem that mitt romney faces is that initially he had a plan that was less have the ca
have a caller from los angeles. go ahead. >> i just wanted to know, i heard a previous caller on the republican line who is looking forward to a mitt romney presidency. folks tend to give him the benefit of the dow. they don't tend to do that with barack obama. with mitt romney, i feel like he has been very evasive and very elusive. we don't know the agenda. he plops on the issue to whatever is expedient. i don't feel he is a trust for the person, but he tends to get the benefit of the doubt. we are supposed to go with that. i don't know how someone becomes president when he is so secretive. >> we will get a response. her point about his taxes, how important is that to the undecided voter? >> i think it factors in to help transparent he is. both candidates are getting the benefit of the dow and getting away with very low specifics about what they will do in the next four years. they are both getting away with stretching and distorting and making up facts. in some cases, i think there is some lying going on on both sides. they are both getting away within and is up to people li
. here is the front page of "the los angeles times" this morning. richmond, california. wanda, are you better off than you were four years ago? >> definitely i am a better off than i was four years ago. let me just explain, my friend, i am losing my train of thought, but mentioned it was a republican who mentioned he was not better off. now i cannot think of the things that he said. going back to my own, obama has not been there for four years. and they wanted to make him a one-term presidents to get us out of the situation we are in. however, president obama has done an excellent job. and he cannot be all things to all people. i love this president. even if he was a white democrat during the same thing, i would love that president. however, he does need people that will work for him. retry is, bending over backwards, to work with republicans. he worked with them before he came to work with his own party. he brought them to the white house. a lot of them did not want to come. everything they wanted to do, but they said no way. then they flip the switch. everything that they did, they b
with president obama in cincinnati, ohio, and then mitt romney in los angeles, followed by michelle obama campaigning in florida and senator mccain campaigning for mitt romney in new hampshire. tomorrow morning we will look of the democrats' legislative and campaign agenda with maryland representative don edwards. a good republican senator, a member of the committee, will discuss the on rests in the middle east and the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. -- the unrest in the middle east and the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. our guest is jamie strawbridge, managing editor of inside u.s. trade. " the washington journal is every day 7:00 a.m. eastern. a forum on the supreme court 2011-2012 terms. we will be live, here in c-span. >> the president and i have fundamentally different positions and different believes the guide us. >> he looks to government as a great benefactor in every live. they have a new model. they say government is the only thing we belong to. i do not know about you, but i never thought of government as something i belong to. >> what does the ca
. host: let's get a call from los angeles, fran in los angeles on the democratic line. caller: good morning, c-span, and professor. romney outsourced jobs to china when he was the owner of bain capital from 1998 to 2002. he has said that he's not concerned about the poor. the republicans blocked the jobs bill that president obama offered, because they wanted him to fail. why do you think that mr. romney and the republicans would do better than president obama in the next four years? necessarily think that mr. romney and the republicans would do better in the next four years, personally. however, i do think that mr. romney and other republicans have an audience in virginia, a core element of support. those individuals feel that mr. romney and the republicans will do better. there's a sentiment in virginia that government is too big and the debt is too high. i don't think anyone would disagree with the fact that the debt is too high. some opponents of president obama are saying you have had your chance, so give someone else a chance. and there's the talk about whether or not president
was when the mayors of the big cities, including the mayor of los angeles, a democrat, came to see me, and they unanimously said the decline in urban america stems from the decline in the american family. so i do think we need to strengthen family. when barbara holds an aids baby, she's showing a certain compassion for family; when she reads to children, the same thing. i believe that discipline and respect for the law -- all of these things should be taught to children, not in our schools, but families have to do that. i'm appalled at the highest outrageous numbers of divorces -- it happens in families, it's happened in ours. but it's gotten too much. and i just think that we ought to do everything we can to respect the american family. it can be a single-parent family. those mothers need help. and one way to do it is to get these deadbeat fathers to pay their obligations to these mothers -- that will help strengthen the american family. and there's a whole bunch of other things that i can't click off in this short period of time. >> all right, mr. perot, you have one minute. >> if i
in affordability and offerings in major cities like new york and los angeles are substantially behind hong kong, amsterdam, copenhagen and tokyo, many of the countries have aggress -- pursued aggressive technologies, such as open access nonbundling, greater public investment in network infrastructure by local and national governments. in the u.s., competition in the residential and small business market is dwindling. the recently approved purchase of section by verizon by several of the largest cable companies, along with joint marketing and operating agreements, singling an end to broadband competition, both verizon and at&t have. -- leaving cable companies as the only future high speed option for consumers and small businesses, and 3/4 of the nation going forward. there are some bright spots for the u.s. national education and research networks including the national land to rail internet two are pushing the boundaries of networking speeds, publicly owned and community networks in shat chattanooga, lafayette and bristol, virginia are offering world class speeds and connectivity to residents o
's been done by the milken family foundation, los angeles and in other places, if you take a child in the third grade at the middle level in the 50th percentile, math and reading, and give him an excellent teacher, in two years that child will be at the 80th percentile, if you give that child a poor teacher, that child in two years will be at the 20th percentile. what more do we need to know? but that good teachers make a huge difference in the life of a child. not all the difference. not everything. most important person in the child's life is a parent, obviously. but if you can move from the 50th to the 80th with a teacher or 50 to 20 with a poor teacher you've got to pay attention to the quality of the teaching force. the true evaluation isn't just about improving teachers. it's also about identifying who are the ones who should be promoted, rewarded, given more opportunity, given more responsibility, and encouraging out 69 profession people who are -- out of the profession people who are harming kids. host: how do you do that fairly? guest: you do it fairly through a number of
leaders at the u.s. chamber of commerce national convention in los angeles. we are planning coverage of his remarks that we will have later today. tomorrow he travels to new york city. wednesday, florida. follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. tonight at 7:00 we'll hear what the voters in one of the key election states, virginia, think about the two candidates. the focus group is made up of undecided voters. it is organized by hart,. following that discussion at 8:30 we will speak with political reporters to get their thoughts on what virginia voters had to say. >> the boston globe posted a discussion thursday with reporters and analysts looking ahead to the final two months of the presidential campaign. alice addressed the president's health care plan, voter id laws, and if you vote. this is an hour and 15 minutes. -- they addressed to the president's health-care plan, also. >> it was fun. we had been talking a lot of trash. >> for those of you and in the boston globe outreach program, who may have never been in our beautiful building, i incurred to consider beco
. this is a "los angeles times" head line covering the welfare attack the first panel discussed. it was repeated by rick santorum at the republican convention. this clip got a lot of play. people found it very refreshing that the "los angeles times" was willing to directly call out rick santorum and to say that the claim was inaccurate. it does not say, repeats welfare attack calls -- called inaccurate. there is no punch polling. it is very direct. this is the person making the claim, and it is inaccurate. this is a kind of coverage we do not often see. it is quite powerful. it has the potential to make politicians think twice, to make them have that conversation that was talked about in the first panel. do we want to go over this ? fact texting is not magic -- over this line? fact checking is not magic. what else constructively can journalists do? this is an example i think might be especially helpful to reporters. think about how to report a story. you guys don't write your own head lice. i understand. you do not have control over whether you can get a line like that into your publication. but
in scores of newspapers, including the "los angeles times." is also created editorial cartoons in english and spanish for university -- universal press syndicate. he co-host a satirical talk show. seated next to him is steve kelley, the editorial cartoonist for the "times picayune" in new orleans. he is also the co-creator of nationally syndicated comic strip and was also a veteran stand-up comedian and has appeared several times on the "tonight show." scott stantis on the far left is the editorial cartoonist for the "chicago tribune," and his work is syndicated to well over 180 newspapers. previously, he served as editorial cartoonist for the "commercial appeal court and in memphis -- "commercial appeal" in memphis. please welcome our panelists today. [applause] with that, i will now turn it over to lalo, who will start us off. >> hi, everybody. i am lalo alcaraz, cartoonist, it says clearly there. [laughter] i am, i guess -- i have been a freelance or forever -- freelancer forever. i have never been a staff cartoonist. even when i was with "l.a. weekly," i was there 17 years as a freela
when i am washington, d.c., or campaigning, why would the mayor of los angeles to be in florida, new mexico, nevada, and i said it is simple. it matters to the people of california who is in the white house. we believe we have benefited greatly by the policies of president obama. we believe strongly the bush policies set us back. you talk about enthusiasm. we know president obama will win. we have tens of thousands of volunteers across california who will be calling into nevada, colorado, every state here in california. this is why you ought to vote. there are two tabs, a crystal clear choice before us. one man, our president, wants to invest in the middle class. another will take us back to the failed policies that got us the worst recession since the great depression, and there is a great deal of support. i do not know who they are talking to. talk to some of the volunteers here. there are kids, older folks like me, they are here and excited. my kids are coming. initially i said, this is a big day. i want my whole family there. they want to work. they want to do what they can to ma
that are accustomed to it like miami and phoenix and los angeles and alice, but it is spreading diversity to places that have not known much of it in their history. from 20 -- from 2000-10, it accounted for the majority of the population in 18 states and at least 40% and seven others. it is bringing new flavors to places that have long had the demographic of a blood of white bread and mayonnaise. -- equivalent of white bread and mayonnaise. the transformation has not made its way as quickly in the political every now, but inexorable, the democracy is leaving an imprint there, too. and when bill clinton was first elected, 12% of the vote was non-wide. 80% of the vote was cast by whites. when barack obama was elected, 26% of the vote was cast by non- whites. hispanics were 2% of the vote in 1992 and 9% in 2008. and the best estimate is that 50,000 young hispanic people who were born in the u.s. and our citizens turn 18 every month, and will do so for at least the next 20 years. if whites and minorities voted in the same way they did in 2008, but at the proportions that they were in 1992, john mccain,
york and los angeles. this tweet -- a couple other brief stories. moody's has warned the u.s. may face a debt downgrade. we will talk more about that with some of our guests this morning who are in congress. they will weigh in on what that means as they make decisions in washington. and some store is looking at 9/11 remembrances. president obama said the nation is stronger since 9/11. this is from the "washington times. mitt romney pays tribute to first responders and those serving today. mitt romney said about the return of u.s. troops from abroad, but they should not be an excuse to hollow out our military. that was at the national guard association conference. president obama was with others at the pentagon memorial yesterday. papers also looking at remembrances that happened in places throughout the country including in pennsylvania, new york, and washington, where the attacks took place. we will talk more about what's happening in congress in just a few moments during this brief work session in washington. our guests are senator chuck grassley of iowa, a republican. and we will he
on "newsmakers" will be los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. he is the chairman of the democratic national convention. our coverage starts on tuesday. he will be talking, among other things, about the comparison between conventions and discuss part of that comparison in part of the discussion we will show you now. >> will democrats the going directly at the rye and plan? -- ryan plan? do you think that is a point of vulnerability? >> independent that checkers have said it is a point of vulnerability. in point of fact, mr. ryan is proposing to take the same $716 billion out of medicare to pay for the taxes that they want to cut, the $5 trillion in taxes. this is from a guy who has said his number 1 issue is cutting the deficit. we will talk about the deficit cutters who will say the president did not adopt the simpson-bowles act. they like to say a lot of things that they cannot report. if you look at most of the newspapers, they have looked at some of these things and say it is not true. we will set the record straight on medicare and we will set the record straight on the rhine- running b
♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the chair of the 2012 democratic national convention, los angeles mayor, antonio villaraigosa. >> the second session of the 46th quadrennial national convention of the democratic party will now come to order. [applause] i asked you last night if there was enthusiasm in halt and i can't hear you. it do that again. [applause] welcome, delegates, alternate, a standing committee members, special guests and other friends. members of the news media, guests from the world and our fellow americans to our deliberations. the chair recognizes the delegate from ohio, the chair of the platform, former gov. ted strickland. >> mr. chairman, i move we suspend the rules to permit an amendment to the platform adopted by this convention last night. >> governor strickland has made a motion on the floor to suspend the rules. is there a second? a motion to suspend the rules and to amend at the platform has been moved and seconded. this is a non-debatable motion requiring a two-thirds vote. all those in favor of suspending the rules, say aye. all those opposed? in
and government, foundations and universities. ask the mayors who are here. [applause] los angeles is getting green and chicago is getting an infrastructure bank because republicans and democrats are working together to get it. they didn't check their brains at the door. they didn't stop disagreeing, but their purpose was to get something done. now, why is this true? why does cooperation work better than constant conflict? because nobody's right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. [laughter] [applause] and every one of us -- every one of us and every one of them, we're compelled to spend our fleeting lives between those two extremes, knowing we're never going to be right all the time and hoping we're right more than twice a day. [laughter] unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the republican party doesn't see it that way. they think government is always the enemy, they're always right, and compromise is weakness. just in the last couple of elections, they defeated two distinguished republican senators because they dared to cooperate with democrats on issues importan
between the los angeles convention, boston, denver, and now charlotte, and it felt like it went very smoothly, and it did because there is a lot of security. you need to give yourself extra time did i almost got late for the early show on cbs. it was hard getting in. i am hoping it will go as smoothly as possible, but we will see. in an event that big, with that many moving parts, there is always something that will not go as planned. >> there are a lot of people -- the folks we will see and hear -- connect the dots for us, but casual viewers can take away from the three nights. >> i think it and will see themselves, a cross-section of america. i'm not just saying democrats -- i think americans feel good about that. i think they will see a party -- >> help us interpret what we will be seeing, connect the dots. >> i learned something yesterday i did not know. they ask you, what suit are you wearing, because they what to blend you in right, and i thought they were joking -- >> what suit? >> this is a black one. i have a blue one. when you have to travel like this, you bring two suits a
: here is the front page stories in the los angeles times this morning. presumably this picture being helped by libya is trying to take him to a hospital. do you see yourself getting over to libya over to tripoli at all? guest: probably. we are trying to do that as we speak. i think it is important to be there to cover what is happening in these countries. trying to create a more representative than just government. i met ambassador stevens briefly right when he arrived. he struck me as a very impressive person who was committed to trying to help libya through its transition. it is a shame what happened to him. they really loved him and appreciated him. they felt he was trying to look out after their interests in libya where there is a historic competition between the east and west. i think that is at par why he was in the eastern libya the day he was attacked ironically. host: two other questions. there seems to be some road noise where you are in cairo. are you out and about in the city? are you fearing for your guest::know, cairo is fine. i am out and about. even the night of the p
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